Razvan Balotescu, part-time photographer and full-time family physician, has created a St. Augustine 2020 Calendar that features photos of landscapes and seascapes around the historic downtown area. The 2020 St. Augustine Wall Calendar includes fine art images printed on high quality paper dated from December 2019 to January 2021 with information on local events and full moons.
Born and raised in Romania, Razvan Balotescu moved to the United States at the age 24, shortly after graduating from medical school with a MD in internal medicine. Observing the beauty of his new environment is what first compelled Balotescu to pick up a camera and begin learning the art of photography. He quickly discovered his passion of shooting the beauty of nature, especially historic downtown St. Augustine. Fast-forward to today, Raz Gallery has over taken thousands of landscape and seascape photos around the state of Florida.
“St. Augustine has always been a rich source of inspiration for my work. Like Europe, it feels like traveling back in time, it feels old and mysterious, and it connects me with our ancestors and our roots,” said Balotescu. “I try to capture timeless pictures, images of the sky and water, and the old stone that would have been the same as 400 years ago and will hopefully be the same 400 years from now. St. Augustine feels cozy, warm, and full of life. I always feel relaxed as if I am away on vacation when I walk around the animated streets with restaurants, live music, and local cuisine. This city is a real gem and I am proud to showcase it on a calendar that others can reference daily.”
The calendar is for anyone who lives or visits historic downtown St. Augustine. Each photo will transport you back to the special memories you’ve shared at each location. The cost of 2020 St. Augustine Wall Calendar is $13.99. The calendar measures 10 inches wide by 8 inches high folded and 10 inches wide by 16 inches high opened. Local shops that sell the calendar include The St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, Perky Pelican Christmas Shoppe, Magnet Force, Five & Dime General Store, and Flagler Hospital Gift Shop.
To browse photography by Razvan Balotescu or purchase the St. Augustine 2020 calendar, head to www.razgallery.com.